Samsung Galaxy A23 5G Review
The Samsung Galaxy A23 5G empowers Gen Z users to capture their everyday lives with photo and video content creation using A23 5G’s high-quality quad-camera and effortlessly manage their business-related tasks.
In addition, Galaxy A23 5G also helps Gen Z users enjoy an immersive mobile gaming experience with 5G technology, a powerful processor, and trendy designs.
Here’s my review of the Samsung Galaxy A23 5G.
Obviously, Galaxy A23 5G looks very similar to many of Samsung’s other Galaxy A-Series phones from 2022.
The smartphone has adopted Samsung’s Ambient Edge design, which the higher-end Galaxy A devices currently have is very suitable for everyday use and does not appear out of place in any situation. However, the glossy silver finish is a fingerprint magnet.
Compared to the predecessor, the Galaxy A23 5G is slightly lighter but still a few grams heavier than comparable phones. On the front, you can see a black border frame around the screen with a thick chin, and the selfie camera is concealed in a water-drop notch. In addition, the screen is protected by shatterproof Gorilla Glass 5. But it has no IP rating and wireless charging.
This phone has dual SIM and SD card support on the left side, which is excellent.
On the right side, familiar volume buttons are placed just above the combination, power button, and fingerprint sensor.
At the bottom, you can find the USB-C port for charging and a headphone jack which is fantastic to still have on this phone to make good use of that headphone jack.
So one of the first things that sets this Galaxy A23 5G apart from the 4G model is the display. The 6.6-inch screen is a PLS LCD panel at 1080 x 2408 pixels, 20:9 ratio resolution packing in some 400 pixels per inch.
The screen is really sharp for this size, and you’ve got to have a 1080 resolution when you’re working with something this big. And while I generally prefer OLED, this display is bright and colorful enough to get the job done.
The killer feature here is that this unit has a 120-hertz high refresh rate screen before A23 4G offers just a 90-hertz refresh rate. With 120-hertz, you will get a silky-smooth and ultra-responsive feel with all your taps and touches.
Processor and Performance:
Powering this phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G, processor 4GB model, got the Snapdragon 680, alongside the Adreno 619 GPU and similar for 6G or 8G ram options with 64 or 128 gigs of storage.
Here are the Geekbench scores for those who like to see them. But this phone isn’t just slightly better than the Galaxy A23 4G LTE in real-world use. Instead, it’s a definitive step up and a great device.
This phone also ships with Android 12 and One UI 4.1. And at least out of the box, the phone absolutely feels fast and responsive. I have higher expectations for a device like this simply because it’s about as good as you can get in this price range when it comes to those internal components and whether you use your device for average everyday stuff or more Graphics and heavy things like games.
With its 5,000 mAh battery, the Galaxy A23 5G should last more than a day on a single charge under everyday use. Especially if you aren’t a heavy user when you need to plug in, this phone does support the slightly faster, 25-watt charging standard however you’ll need.
To provide a compatible, 25-watt wall, plug yourself in since Samsung doesn’t include it anymore in their package.
One area where Samsung usually differentiates its devices well is in the camera department. But strangely enough, we have gotten the same camera Hardware on this A23 5G as we got on the A23 4G. The back quad lens setup consists of a 50-megapixel primary lens, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, and a pair of 2-megapixel macro in-depth sensors. At the front, the selfie camera also has the same 8-megapixel lens.
The brightening is of moderate quality in low light and high contrasts, and nothing is usually recognizable in dark areas. However, sharpness in the bright spots is acceptable.
You can record Videos with the primary camera at a maximum of 1080p and 30 fps. Unfortunately, 4K remains a pipe dream for most smartphones in this price range. Brightness adjustment works well during recording, but the autofocus is slow from time to time. The overall image quality is decent as long as the ambient light is relatively bright. Switching between lenses is only possible before recording.
Let’s talk about the speaker setup. This smartphone’s mono speaker does a decent job: maximum volume is good, music sounds reasonably rich, and the trebles are tolerable. Those wanting excellent sound can use the 3.5 mm jack and Bluetooth 5.1 to connect external audio devices.
Price and Availability
The price of Samsung Galaxy A23 5G is ₱17,990.00 for the 6GB variant and ₱18,990.00 for the 8GB variant. You can buy it at Samsung website, Lazada or Shopee.
In many areas, Samsung has improved its affordable Galaxy A23 5G. It has faster charging, a faster screen, more storage, optical image stabilization for the camera, greater processing power, and significantly improved traveling usability. Plus, the Samsung Galaxy A23 5 G’s big 5,000 mAh battery is an excellent midrange phone providing many hours of contact and entertainment.
Samsung Galaxy A23 5G specs:
- 6.6-inch FHD+ (2408 x 1080) PLS display
- 120Hz refresh rate
- Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 695 5G SoC
- Adreno 619 GPU
- 6GB, 8GB RAM
- 128GB storage
- microSD card slot (dedicated)
- Quad-rear cameras:
• 50MP F1.8 main
• 5MP F2.2 ultra-wide
• 2MP F2.4 macro
• 2MP F2.4 depth
- 8MP F2.2 front camera
- 5G, 4G LTE
- WiFi 5
- Bluetooth 5.1
- GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Fingerprint scanner (side)
- OneUI 4.1 (Android 12)
- 5,000mAh battery w/ 25W fast charging
- 165.4 x 76.9 x 8.4 mm
- 197 g
- Light Blue, Black, Orange
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